Easy Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern for Beginners

Hop into the world of adorable crochet with my Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern, designed for all sizes from baby to adult. 

This charming crochet beanie pattern with it’s floppy ears will help you create a fun bunny-themed hat that’s perfect for keeping you cozy and stylish. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

This easy bunny hat pattern is perfect for all skill levels. It’s a simple design that uses only basic crochet stitches and includes detailed instructions.

It’s a great project for practicing your crochet skills. These crochet hats would also be so much fun to make as a baby shower gift. 

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm hook (face parts for toddler, child, & adult sizes)
  • Crochet Hook Size: G-6 4 mm (face parts for baby size)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn in gray, pink, black, and white
  • Tapestry needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference.

Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This free pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

Finished Sizes

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
Toddler 6 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Bunny Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 5.5 mm hook (hat- all sizes)
    Hook: H-8 5 mm hook (toddler, child, & adult sizes)
    Hook: G-6 4 mm (baby size)
  • Yarn: medium weight yarn in gray, pink, black, and white
  • Notions: sewing needle & stitch markers

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = hdc 2 stitches together
  • hdc3tog = hdc 3 stitches together
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Join in the round with slip st to the first stitch made.
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is worked in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make your hat longer or shorter by making more or less rounds.
  • The written pattern is in US terms. 
  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.

Instructions

Crochet the hat

Use gray yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Baby Size Continued

Rnds 6-14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 8-17: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Child Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 9-18: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 10-19: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Cheeks

Use white yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (9 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (27 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (36 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the cheeks onto the bottom part of the hat. Make sure they are centered.

Eye patches

Use white yarn.

Row 1: Ch 7, hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (5 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (5 stitches)

Rows 3-5: repeat row 2

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog (3 stitches)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the eye patches onto the hat above the cheeks.

Eyes

Use black yarn.

Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (3 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (3 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (3 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Sew the eyes onto the eye patches.

Nose

Use pink yarn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, turn (2 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st* (6 stitches)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the nose onto the hat.

Bunny ears

  • Use gray yarn for the outer ear
  • Use pink yarn for the inner ear
  • Rows 1-6 are the same for both

Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (3 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, turn (6 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, turn (8 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Outer ear:

Row 7: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts*, turn (10 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog (7 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (7 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Row 13: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Inner ear:

Row 7: Ch 2, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts,* turn (6 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc2tog (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the inner and outer ears together. Sew the ears to each top side of the hat.

Smile & whiskers

Use black yarn to sew whiskers and a smile onto the hat.

Finishing

Weave in all of your ends.

crochet bunny hat

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